The Fort Report: Connecting Fort Lewis College
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From the unique degree programs and learning laboratories on and off campus, to the genuine people and outdoor playground, our students share the amazing reasons why they chose Fort Lewis College. 

FLC cycling takes second at mountain bike championships

The Fort Lewis College cycling team placed second at the 2021 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships. “I was proud of them all,” says Chad Cheeney, head endurance coach.

Assistant professor views vaccines through local and global lenses

Tapati Dutta, assistant professor of Public Health, sat down with KSUT to promote the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Dutta implores the American public to be mindful of those in the international community who have yet to receive a single dose.  

Student takes on director role in play celebrating Native American theatre

Tyler Gleason (Diné), a senior majoring in K-12 Education, will be directing a play in the Fort Lewis College “Native American Stories For All Ages” fall program. From October 15 through 23, Gleason will be helming the production of Chief Tender-Foot, originally penned by Indigenous playwright Annawyn Shamas. 

FLC inducts Hall of Fame class   

Last Friday, Fort Lewis College inducted five individuals and one team to its sports Hall of Fame, including Bob Hofman, the 1984 FLC football team, Susan Sagle, Joe Moore, DeAndre Lansdowne, and Chris Aaland. Inductees were recognized for their contributions to FLC both on and off the field.  

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  • As the 2021 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships concluded last week, officials wondered if this event signaled the first of many prestigious events in the Durango area

  • Indian Country Today journalist Jourdan Bennett-Begaye (Athletic Training, ‘13) worked with Johns Hopkins University to build the COVID-19 tracking map and data for tribal nations. Built in just 18 months, this map empowers Indigenous communities to make scientifically informed decisions in their fight against COVID-19.  

  • Co-owners of Bison Star Naturals, Jaqueline McHorse (Agricultural Sciences, ‘11) and Angelo McHorse (Agricultural Sciences, ‘12), have opened an organic soaps factory in Taos. Beginning with a desire to incorporate natural products in their everyday lives, the husband and wife team have rapidly expanded the business since launching in 2018

  • For his contributions to the community and local education, Brian Burke, professor of Psychology, has been recognized as Durango and La Plata County's Best Educator of 2021.

That's hawksome

With the swish of his magical and mystical wand, (er, pencil) Shan Wells, videographer extraordinaire for FLC Marketing & Communications, has brought to life next year's Snowdown theme. 
In Wells' seventh poster for the festival, revelers of all things "Magical & Mystical" will appreciate the enchanting intertwining of Durango myths and familiar folklore: The Strater Hotel as Hogwarts, a 70s ski bum as Gandalf, Yellow and Green Rings of Travel from Narnia, Skyhawks beard bling, and more. 

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